…The Blind Shall Be Made to See…
Cell transplant restores vision
A blind man can see again after being given a stem cell transplant.
Mike May, of California, had been blind for 40 years since an accident at the age of three where he lost one eye and was blinded in the other.
During that time he had some ability to perceive light, but could not make out form or contrast.
He said he had no visual memories from his early childhood.
The operation transplanted corneal and limbal stem cells into his right eye.
It’s not perfect, but it’s better than nothing, and a huge improvement over complete blindness IMHO. Go read the whole article.
Stem cell research appears to hold great promise in a great many areas.